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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Caroline Nikolaus (30006) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel Program Provider: SIT
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below) Fall Calendar: Early September to mid-December
Spring Calendar: Early February to mid-May Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Study Center Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Additional Prerequisites: N/A Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 2
Program Description:

This study center program considers some of Kenya’s most pressing societal challenges. Students will explore how urbanization, tropical environments, social class and culture shape public health in their classes at the Kenya Medical Research Institute, host to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Students also study Kiswahili, the lingua franca of East Africa. In addition to their coursework, students also complete either an independent study project or internship. As a required piece of this program, students will partake in three homestays, two in the urban communities of Kisumu and Nairobi, and one in a rural community.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/11/2024 09/12/2024 TBA TBA